Don’t tell anyone, but Massachusetts is kind of a big nerd. We simply love science and nature. You could say it’s in our nature, with scenic roads like the lovely Mohawk Trail, 1500 miles of postcard pretty coastline, and some of America’s most brilliant fall foliage. We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and wish we could live at the Franklin Park Zoo or maybe the Butterfly Place, surrounded by colorful creatures. And don’t even get us started on the New England Aquarium, fully renovated in 2013.

  • Museum of Science, Boston

  • Museum of Science, Boston

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  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    2 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Naumkeag +
    22 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • New Salem Preserves, Inc. +
    0 saves

    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

  • Notchview Reservation +
    15 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • The Old Manse +
    19 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Ravenswood Park +
    12 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Rockport Garden Club +
    1 saves

    Rockport Garden Club

    Rockport

  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum +
    4 saves

    Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

    New Bedford, Ma

  • Russell Orchards +
    14 saves

    Russell Orchards

    Ipswich

  • The Stone House Museum +
    2 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    85 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    38 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Wakefield Estate +
    2 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    2 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    12 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • Adolphus Busch Hall and Garden

    Cambridge

    Built in the spirit of a grand medieval hall, with its dramatic architectural features, adorning statuary, stunning collection of Germanic... more

    + 0 saves
  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex-Bourne Historical Society

    Bourne

    Replica of Pilgrim-Dutch trading post; windmill; 17th-century herb and wildflower gardens; Native American artifacts; picnic area. Salt works, Gray Gables... more

    + 0 saves
  • Asia-Barong

    Great Barrington

    Mega space of Asiatic art. Largest gallery of indoor/outdoor Asian art, artifact, and sculpture in the United States. more

    + 0 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

    + 10 saves

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